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AT Power Solutions Capacitive Fabric

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Radiance Technologies, Inc.
AL Huntsville, AL 35805-1961
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: AT Power Solutions Capacitive Fabric
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0069
Award Amount: $99,993.00


The United States has invested hundreds of billions of dollars to acquire the most technologically advanced military in history to provide its soldiers with a battlefield advantage. The protection of these sophisticated weapons systems and their electronics is critical for the continued maintenance of our technological warfare edge. While anti-tamper development efforts are underway, a significant obstacle to the development of an effective anti-tamper solution has been the problem of powering the anti-tamper system since the reverse engineering process necessitates the isolation of the electronic component under investigation. The goal of this project is the development of a capacitive fabric that can detect reverse engineering intrusions and harvest the energy produced by the reverse engineering intrusion to power a penalty response. In Phase I of this project, a microstructured capacitive fabric that detects interrogation attacks through a change in the capacitance of the fabric will be developed, applied to a piezoelectric film that harvests power from interrogations, coupled to signal discrimination circuitry, and demonstrated to detect physical intrusions. During Phase II, the capacitive detector system will be developed into a prototype demonstration device that meets or exceeds the criteria established in this request.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Roberson
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Jennifer Nay
Contracts Administrator
Small Business Information at Submission:

350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 631204084
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No